We had three professional hedge fund managers (technically, commodity trading advisors since these are VIX futures) share how they view volatility as an investment opportunity, not just a fear gauge in a recent webinar.
Momentum strategies like trend following and managed futures need at least something happening, seeing their best performance with multiple crisis underway and worst when there are none.
The billion dollar question is whether the volatility gets evaporated so quickly die to all the players in this trade, or if there are so many players in this space because the volatility is getting evaporated so quickly.
For now, it looks like investors are trying to cash in on the “hot market.” Just as long they can stomach the volatility that goes along with those kind of markets.
The Healthcare bill was pulled the bill due to lack of support from majority controlled party – and we dare say we’re seeing some market volatility.
Our main issues are: it doesn’t include Managed Futures and the periodic table/quilt doesn’t show the magnitude of the moves all that well
If you’re looking for a case study of what a horrible idea it is to invest based on what billionaires invest in, look no further than Bill Ackman (head of Pershing Square Hedge Fund) and his disastrous Valeant trade. This week, Ackman finally got rid of his remaining Valeant shares, totaling roughly $4 Billion in […]
Chances are, you don’t think about eating chocolate based on the price you paid at a Walgreens, but the recent change in the price of cocoa beans can’t be ignored.
That’s why you invest in a process, not a track record. For now, it’s worth acknowledging and recognizing that drawdowns can end. That investors can be rewarded for investing in drawdowns, and that managers can pivot and improve without abandoning their roots and core beliefs about markets.
One quick look at the Crude oil market over the past five years – it’s easy to see the development of a $8-dollar range that’s made it tough for most energy traders (here’s the exception) to find returns. We mentioned in our recent 2017 Outlook that the Oil market is poised for a breakout either […]